Medical Cannabis Training for Utah Physicians

The use of medical cannabis for certain medical conditions is now legal in Utah.

You’ve probably heard plenty of rumors about what that means for you as a family physician. This course will separate fact from fiction when it comes to the law passed by the state legislature, how physicians can become Qualified Medical Providers*, which conditions can legally be treated with medical cannabis in Utah, and clinical information about how to utilize cannabis as part of the treatment plan for your patients with qualifying health conditions.

Dinner will be provided.

The following are eligible to become QMPs: Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Medical Doctors (MD), Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA). This course will count as two (2) credit hours* toward the four (4) total approved CME credit hours needed to become a Qualified Medical Provider in Utah.


  • UAFP Member – $50.00
  •  Non-member physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant – $100.00
  •  Other (No CME credit needed – attending for informational purposes only) – $80.00


5:00 p.m. – Dinner and Registration

5:25 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Utah Medical Cannabis Act: Providing Patient Care Within the Confines of the Law
Presented by Steve Ipsen, MSN – Registered Nurse, Utah Department of Health Center for Medical Cannabis

Course Objectives:
Provider types and requirements needed to be a Qualified Medical Provider as defined by the Utah medical Cannabis Act.
The qualifying conditions a patient needs to have in-order to be recommended medical cannabis under the Act.
The forms of medical cannabis that are allowed to be utilized by patients in Utah.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – The Use of Medical Cannabis in Clinical Practice

Presented by Joel Ehrenkranz, MD – Endocrinologist on the faculty of the U. of Colorado School of Medicine and biotech entrepreneur in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his M.D. from Stanford and trained in internal medicine at Columbia University, neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and endocrinology at the N.I.H.

Course Objectives:

Review the endocannabinoid system: physiology, pathology, and pharmacology.

Discuss the principles of medical cannabis prescribing: indications, dosing, toxicity, and monitoring.

Provide guidance on regulatory compliance with Utah Medical Cannabis Act.

Understand use of medical cannabis in clinical practice.

Overview the ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, and pharmacognosy of Cannabis.

*This Live activity, Medical Cannabis Training for Utah Physicians, with a beginning date of 08/21/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2 .00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity. 

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Aug 21 2019


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119


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